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Lockheed, Rockwell Collins Showcase F-35 Helmet Display

Lockheed, Rockwell Collins Showcase F-35 Helmet Display - top government contractors - best government contracting event

F35Rockwell Collins has unveiled its helmet mounted display system for F-35 fighter aircraft pilots during an event held Tuesday at the company’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A Rockwell CollinsElbit Systems of America joint venture built the Gen III F-35 HMDS and the device is scheduled for inclusion to Lockheed Martin‘s low rate initial production Lot 7 F-35s, Rockwell Collins said Tuesday.

HMDS is designed to help fighter pilots gain situational awareness during daytime or nighttime missions.

Northrop Grumman has built a distributed aperture system that will work to transmit real-time imagery from multiple infrared cameras mounted around the F-35 to the helmet, according to Rockwell Collins.

Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems has produced more than 200 helmets for the F-35 program.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) experienced flying an F-35 demonstrator at the Rockwell Collins-hosted event.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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